An anticyclone pushes onto the lower South Island today bringing clearing weather while a front moves off to the northeast of the North Island, showers will clear from the far north however about the lower North Island and eastern areas showers won’t clear till later in the day or early the next morning.
Upper North Island
Breezy southwesterly winds this morning tending southerly in the afternoon with sunny areas and some cloud, any morning showers clear. About eastern Bay Of Plenty expect rain to ease to showers around midday then clearing in the evening. Southerlies freshen about Gisborne from morning bringing showers then rain from midday which eases later at night.
HIGHS: 22-23, 24 for Gisborne.
Lower North Island
Rain or showers with breezy southerly winds strong to gale force about Wellington and Cook Strait, showers clear from western areas and Wellington in the evening however the odd one continuing on the east coast overnight.
Upper South Island
Sunny on the West Coast with breezy southeasterlies easing in the evening, morning showers clear in Nelson and Marlborough with sunny areas then increasing and cool southerly winds easing in the evening. About Canterbury and the Kaikoura coast the odd shower may continue till late afternoon or evening however expect sunny spells too from late morning especially in inland areas. Breezy southerly winds strong about the Kaikoura coastline ease in the evening, winds becoming light about the Plains at night.
HIGHS: 16-18, 19-20 on the West Coast
Lower South Island
Any morning showers clear, becoming sunny for most with cool southerly winds easing during the day and dying out in the evening. Cold at night.
Warmest – Gisborne will be the warmest, also eastern parts of East Cape in the morning before a southerly change moves through.
Windiest – Southerlies about Wellington will be very strong today gusting to gale force at times, similar conditions could occur about the east coast of the South Island north of Banks Peninsula in the morning and then the east coast of the North Island in the afternoon, winds may be a tad less windy then Wellington but still quite strong.
Sunniest – Central Otago and the West Coast of the South Island.
Wettest – The east coast of the North Island.